This question is suggested by something I heard a bit of on Sporting News Radio on Sunday afternoon:
In view of the new NFL collective bargaining agreement that reduces the hitting during training camp:
Does anyone know if there is a correlation between tough training camps and NFL success? One can point to Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells as coaches who ran rough camps and who had success, and to Wade Phillips as a coach who didn't and failed. Is there a consensus on this topic? What kind of training-camp coach was Chuck Noll? Bill Belichick now?
And is it also the case that players who play for hit-during-training-camp coaches have shortened careers?
And if both of these things are true -- I have no idea, but if -- then does it not present a staff and players with a dramatic question:
Would you trade a shortened career for a championship?
Going back and forth on whether to write on BaD's drivetime week. But you are always welcome to do so -- no such thing as off-topic at My Ticket Confession.
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